Over the past three decades Mike McGetrick has become one of America’s premier golf instructors. Mike’s reputation developed as a result of the thousands of golfers who have successfully improved their games at his award-winning golf academy in Houston, in addition to the recognition he’s received from industry leaders and his peers.
Mike is the 1999 National PGA Teacher of the Year, a five-time PGA Section Teacher of the Year and Colorado Golf Person of the Year in 2000. He has written a number of articles for GOLF Magazine and Golf Digest magazine and has been consistently rated as one of Golf Digest’s 50 Greatest Teachers in America. Mike has also authored a book titled The Scrambler’s Dozen – 12 Shots Every Golfer Needs To Score Like The Pros. Not only is Mike recognized by Golf Magazine as one of the Top 100 Teaching Professionals in America, but the Mike McGetrick Golf Academy has been selected as one of Golf Magazine’s Top 25 Golf Schools since the award’s inception.
As a PGA Master Professional in Teaching, Mike has been involved in many PGA activities. He has been a speaker at many PGA National Teaching and Coaching Summits and is a Faculty member for the PGA Teaching Certification Program. He also is a frequent speaker at PGA Section/National Education Workshops. Additionally, Mike was one of the keynote presenters at the Asia Pacific Srixon PGA Coaching Summit in Australia.
Mike was a Founder and a Managing Partner of Colorado Golf Club and was instrumental in its development. The Club is the latest example of the mastery of renowned golf architects Bill Coore and two-time Masters Champion Ben Crenshaw. GOLF Magazine named Colorado Golf Club the Best New Private Golf Course in the United States and GOLFWEEK ranked Colorado Golf Club as #23 of all Modern Courses in the United States. Colorado Golf Club was selected to host the 71st PGA Senior Championship in 2010 and was selected by the LPGA as the host site for the 2013 Solheim Cup.
Mike coaches golfers of all ages and abilities. He has coached players on the PGA, LPGA and Champions Tours who have a combined total of 53 worldwide wins and 11 Major Champions. Notable players Mike has coached include PGA Tour players Leif Olson, Brandt Jobe, Tom Purtzer, Mark Wiebe, Scott McCarron, Brad Faxon and Gary Hallberg. Mike has also worked with winning LPGA players, including two-time US Women’s Open Champion Meg Mallon, two-time US Women’s Open Champion and Hall of Fame Member Juli Inkster, 2009 Solheim Cup Captain and Hall of Fame Member Beth Daniel, as well as LGPA winners Pat Hurst, Wendy Ward and Karrie Webb. He was proud to have coached 5 players on the winning 12-member USA 2002 Solheim Cup Team and 4 players on the victorious USA 2004 Solheim Cup Team.
Through the course of his career, Mike has worked with many of the top golf instructors in the country in an effort to continually learn new ways to teach the game of golf most effectively for all of his students. He greatly appreciates the opportunities he had to work with Mike Adams, Todd Anderson, Mike Bender, Chuck Cook, Martin Hall, Hank Haney, Butch Harmon, Craig Harmon, Rick Martino, Jim McLean, Bill Moretti, Dave Pelz, Randy Smith, Jim Suttie and T.J. Tomasi and many other experts in the field of golf.